Pegasus World Cup

One Gulfstream Barn Remains Quarantined After EHV Outbreak

After a thorough inspection of the barn area at Gulfstream Park, Florida state veterinary officials on Tuesday ruled that a minimum 21-day quarantine will be in place for a single barn after a horse tested positive for the Equine Herpesvirus (EHV) over the weekend. The quarantine applies to Barn 21 only and during this period, all affected horses will receive daily veterinary inspection and will not be permitted to race. Horses shipping in during the quarantine period, including those for Saturday's GI Pegasus World Cup, will be exclusively stabled at...

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TAA Holding Second Annual Online Auction of VIP Racing Experiences

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced the launch of the second annual Off to the Races, an online auction campaign which offers the public an opportunity to bid on 17 VIP experience packages on major race days in 2023 and 2024. Each experience package offers a unique itinerary of horse racing-related bucket list activities and tickets to the specified race day(s). "With the help of the racing industry, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance supports 81 accredited charities and thousands of off-track Thoroughbreds," TAA President Jeffrey Bloom said. "Outside of the TAA's...

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Pegasus World Cup Partners with Equine MediRecord

1/ST's Pegasus World Cup has partnered with the Irish technology company Equine MediRecord and its group Business Infusions to digitize equine welfare protocols for this weekend's Pegasus World Cup card at Gulfstream Park. EMR representatives will be on-site at the Hallandale track to help log each horse's information on the EMR system. The platform, which allows for the full veterinary history of each horse to be collected digitally and recorded securely, will be mandatory and will provide all entrants, trainers and veterinarians with a user-friendly system to comply with medication...

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Centennial Farms To Sponsor TAA 'Best Turned Out' Award At Pegasus

Centennial Farms will sponsor the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Best Turned Out Horse Awards during the Pegasus World Cup card Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park. This year marks Centennial's fifth consecutive year sponsoring the awards. They will sponsor the cash prizes and gift bags to be given to the winning grooms of the Best Turned Out Horses for the 13-race card. "Centennial is proud to once again be sponsors and partners with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance in presenting the Best Turned Out Horse Awards," said Don Little, President of Centennial Farms....

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Qatar Racing Presenting Sponsor of Pegasus World Cup Turf

The Pegasus World Cup has entered into a partnership with Qatar Racing, the global racing and bloodstock operation founded and chaired by Sheikh Fahad bin Abdullah Al Thani. The $1-million Pegasus World Cup Turf presented by Qatar Racing will be broadcast live on NBC between 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, Jan. 28 from Gulfstream Park. "We are proud to welcome Qatar Racing as the presenting sponsor for the 2023 Pegasus World Cup Turf," said Aidan Butler, Chief Executive Officer, 1/ST RACING. "Qatar Racing is a significant supporter...

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Horse Racing Women's Summit Gulfstream Event Tickets on Sale

The Horse Racing Women's Summit (HRWS) at Gulfstream Park has been scheduled for Friday, Jan. 27, the eve of the Pegasus World Cup. Guests will gather and network in the beautiful Flamingo Room for brunch and a handicapping seminar featuring NYRA and Fox Sports presenter Maggie Wolfendale-Morley and Claudia Spadaro, on-air handicapper and personality for Gulfstream and HipicaTV. Following the seminar, guests will have access to the White Suite for the remainder of the race day. Tickets are on sale for $130 and will include brunch and beverages, including beer,...

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Kygo, One Republic To Headline '23 Pegasus World Cup

Belinda Stronach, Chairwoman, CEO and President, 1/ST, and David Grutman's Groot Hospitality announced a multi-year partnership, beginning with the upcoming 2023 Pegasus World Cup Presented by Baccarat Saturday, Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park. Highlighting this year's event are post-race performances by Kygo and OneRepublic. Offering a trackside takeover of Gulfstream's Carousel Club, LIV with Palm Tree Crew will curate top-tier entertainment, celebrities, VIP hospitality and programming. Groot Hospitality restaurants Komodo, Papi Steak, Key Club and Gekko are among restaurants serving patrons throughout the facility on Pegasus World Cup Day. Tickets...

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Gulfstream Announces Significant Purse Increases for Championship Meet

Gulfstream Park's 2022-23 Championship Meet will feature significant purse increases for maiden special weight and allowance races, the track announced Wednesday. The signature meet, gets underway Dec. 26. Gulfstream also announced substantial purse increases for the same conditions during the current Sunshine Meet from Dec. 1 through Dec. 24. Gulfstream's Championship Meet will once again feature Pegasus World Cup Day with the $3-million GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational S., $1-million GI Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational S. and $500,000 GIII Pegasus World Cup Filly & Mare Turf S., as well...

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Pletcher Talks Life Is Good, Colonel Liam, Top 3YOs On Writers' Room

Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher joined the TDN Writers' Room presented by Keeneland Tuesday fresh off of a pair of seven-figure wins at Gulfstream and amid one of the hottest streaks of his training life. Sitting down with Joe Bianca, Bill Finley and Jon Green as the Green Group Guest of the Week, Pletcher talked about Life Is Good's dazzling win in the GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational S. and what's next for the superstar son of Into Mischief, a planned Dubai trip for MGISW turfer Colonel Liam (Liam's...

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Irad Ortiz, Jr. Talks Life Is Good, Recent Suspension On Writers' Room

It was an eventful few months for three-time Eclipse champion jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. Shortly after scoring a hat trick of victories at the Breeders' Cup, Ortiz was suspended 30 days for careless riding at Aqueduct. Upon his return, the 29-year-old picked up where he left off at Gulfstream, piloting winners left and right and over the weekend, added two more seven-figure Grade I wins to his trophy collection with victories in the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational S. on back-to-back winner Colonel Liam (Liam's Map) and Pegasus World Cup...

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This Side Up: A Good Life, If Luck Will Be a Lady

Yes, despite everything, life really is good. I know that the industry press is currently saturated with the contention of attorneys, rather than racehorses. And I know that our sport, in the process, is squandering much of the cultural capital that should instead have been invested in the two compelling talents squaring up at Gulfstream Saturday. Yet perhaps one of the protagonists will not just put all these tawdry sagas aside, however briefly, but also pay a timely tribute to a mare who could get anyone interested in the game....

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Desormeaux Arrested for Domestic Abuse

Kent Desormeaux, scheduled to ride Stilleto Boy (Shackleford) for trainer Steve Moger in Saturday's Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream, was arrested Friday for "Domestic Abuse Battery/Strangulation" according to a Facebook post from the Breaux Bridge, Louisiana police department. Desormeaux, 51, "was arrested, booked and transported to the St. Martin Parish Jail on the above mentioned charge," reads the post, which includes a shot of Desormeaux taken upon his arrest. It was unclear who the altercation was with. Reached Friday, the police department said they did not have any further information....

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